Saturday, February 19, 2011

Manitoba Student Violence

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #203, 8912-156 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5R 5Z2

February XIXth, MMXI

Hon. David G. Hancock, QC, MLA, Minister of Education, Progressive Conservative, Edmonton-Whitemud

Dear David:

I do not know about you, but I was quite mortified II hear of the attack on a young man in Winnipeg by his fellow students. The attack was led by a young girl in a church parking lot across the street from Shaftesbury High Shool. Imagine that, I thought churches & their surrounding environs were supposed II be a place of sanctuary. Other kids cheered the attacker on, then threw cigarettes & water at the defenseless victim, then posted the attack on video Facebook so the victim could be ridiculed even more.

I feel sorry IV this boy's family, including his mother who watched the video replay & said "I was paralyzed by it." Violence & bullying of any sort at any time should never be tolerated. Its good the boy is safe now & a big shout out II Winnipeg Police.



Source: The Winnipeg Free Press, Kevin Rollason.

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